Indo Korean Film and Cultural Forum Launches Korean Language Centre at AAFT

Noida, India – June 21, 2024 – The Indo Korean Film and Cultural Forum proudly inaugurated a Korean Language Centre at the Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT), marking a significant step towards enhancing cultural and linguistic ties between India and South Korea. The launch event was graced by notable experts from South Korea, including Michelle, Danish, and the renowned actor Moon.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Chair of the Indo Korean Film and Cultural Forum, welcomed the distinguished guests and highlighted the forum’s commitment to fostering cross-cultural understanding and collaboration. He emphasized the importance of learning new languages in today’s globalized world, stating, “The Korean Language Centre at AAFT is a testament to our dedication to broadening horizons and providing our students with the skills necessary to thrive in a multicultural environment.”

Michelle, one of the experts from South Korea, spoke about the increasing opportunities in Korea for those proficient in the Korean language. “There are numerous job prospects in South Korea for individuals who can speak Korean. This new language centre will equip students with the linguistic skills required to tap into these opportunities,” she said.

Danish, who played a pivotal role in initiating the project, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration. “The establishment of the Korean Language Centre is a dream come true. It will not only teach the language but also serve as a bridge connecting the cultures of India and South Korea,” he remarked.

Renowned actor Moon supported the initiative, sharing his views on the cultural benefits of learning a new language. “Understanding a language goes beyond mere communication. It is about embracing a new culture, understanding different perspectives, and fostering international friendships,” he stated.

The event was also supported by the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI), reflecting a unified effort to promote cultural exchange and educational excellence. The Korean Language Centre aims to offer comprehensive language courses that cater to various proficiency levels, from beginners to advanced learners.

Dr. Marwah concluded the event by reiterating the Indo Korean Film and Cultural Forum’s mission to enhance cultural ties and provide students with valuable learning opportunities. “The Korean Language Centre is a significant addition to AAFT’s diverse educational offerings. We are confident that this initiative will open new doors for our students and strengthen the bond between India and South Korea,” he said.

The launch of the Korean Language Centre at AAFT is expected to pave the way for further collaborative efforts in education and culture, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Korean language and culture among Indian students.